There is great interest in discovering the current situation regarding residential environments (housing and residential homes) and facilities which elderly people are faced with, identifying the degree of subjective satisfaction of the aforementioned citizens and investigating the residential preferences before a supposed institutionalisation. The empirical work would be carried out with a survey of 323 elderly people between 60 and 85 years of age in which a series of possible answers are given . The results show that their housing have the spaces and services which are considered necessary, that the degree of residential satisfaction is very high and that sensitivity would be a principal characteristic that can be fand within residential homes for elderly people.